Advising is a process through which students examine themselves, explore their opportunities, determine their best-fit educational paths, and develop action plans for achieving their university degrees. Academic advisors facilitate this process. Additionally, advisors advocate for students in the university system, serve as resource brokers for the university community, and help students thrive in a large university setting.
Women's & Gender Studies Advisors are responsible for giving you information regarding
your degree plan (Undergraduate/Graduate Minor or Graduate Certificate), monitoring
your progress, and helping you in areas such as scholarships, transfer of credit,
New students are asked to meet with the Women's & Gender Studies Academic Advisor to complete the WGS Declaration Form(s).
Returning students can meet prior to advance registration to review their degree progress, discuss schedule planning, and address any questions or concerns student may have in their educational experience.
Advising in the time of COVID-19
We are still available for advising!
For all advising appointments:
Sign into strive.ttu.edu to schedule an academic advising appointment as you always have (Undergraduate Advisor, Aimee Cameron, and Graduate Advisor, Dr. Elizabeth Sharp); and they will contact you on the day and time of your appointment (Zoom, email, phone, or in person). If sending email, please be patient and allow a 24-hour turn around before sending a 2nd email.
To assist in contacting you, please include the following information when making
• Contact information (Name, R#, phone, email)
• Any specific questions or concerns to help me prepare for your appointment.
- Undergraduate Advisor (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Aimee Cameron)
- Graduate Advisor (Dr. Elizabeth Sharp)
There are * 652 women's and gender studies programs at community colleges, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
* Source: “Mapping Women's and Gender Studies: A National Census of Women's and Gender Studies Programs in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education”, NORC Project 6433.01.62, Dec. 2007, The National Women's Studies Association
Other Academic Advising Resources
- Academic Calendar
- Advising Center at Texas Tech
- Advising Center Parent Resources
- Advising Center Student Resource Guide
- General Academic Advising and Support
What Can I Do with this Minor?
This is not an uncommon question for all students when they begin to choose their major/minor for their degree. Although, for students that choose to minor in Women's & Gender Studiess the question seems to be more persistently asked. It is difficlut to get a picture of women's studies as a field due to the number of graduates out in the workforce and the kinds of career paths being chosen. Women's Studies prepares graduates to work in various careers that may or may not be specific to a particular expectation such as other fields of study that may train for a specific career path.
Women's Studies offers a student a unique set of skills learned through women's studies programs: empowerment, self-confidence, critical thinking, building community, and understanding differences and intersections among racism, homophobia, sexism, classism, ableism, anti-Semitism and other types of oppression.
Below is a list of resources to review to further answer this question.
- WSP Career Guide - TTU Women's & Gender Studies
- Connecting Majors/Minors with careers - TTU Career Center
- Mapping Women's and Gender Studies Data Collection - NWSA report
- "The Evolution of the American Women's Studies" - Inside Higher Ed
- What can I do with a Women's Studies degree? - Ms. Magazine
- National Women's Studies Association - Defining Women's & Gender Studies